Cal Performances is seeking a Group Leader Mentor to work for AileyCamp from June 12, 2023 to July 28, 2023.
Cal Performances presents and produces outstanding artists from the Bay Area, the United States, and around the world in performances and community programs which promote excellence, innovation, diversity, education, and community involvement, with the fundamental belief that the arts are vital to our society locally, nationally, and internationally.
AileyCamp is a nationally proven arts education program that uses dance as a vehicle for developing self-esteem, creative expression, and critical thinking skills among 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students (aged 11-14) from underserved communities. AileyCamp also provides exceptional dance training to middle school students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds. The project was inspired by the work of the late Alvin Ailey, internationally renowned dance artist, choreographer, and founder of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.
The Group Leader Mentor reports to the AileyCamp directors. S/he/they will mentor 4 Group Leaders/Teaching Assistants as they supervise and support middle school campers throughout their camp day. The GL Mentor ensures that Group Leaders are appropriately trained in AileyCamp, Cal Performances, and UC Berkeley protocols and performance objectives, supported in their day-to-day and camp-long teaching and learning objectives, and operate as a team of mutual support for each other and for the AileyCamp Leadership Team. Responsibilities include facilitating daily check-ins, weekly planning meetings, supervision and assessment of Group Leaders’ creative and team-building lessons with campers, and as-needed individual coaching to ensure that every camper’s needs are met and every Group Leader succeeds. Periodically, the GL Mentor may be requested to substitute for or cover for a Group Leader for a short period of time. In collaboration with the AileyCamp and Education staff, the GL Mentor is also responsible to design and implement a program that mentors and cultivates leadership in the Junior Leaders working with Group Leaders.
This is a temporary position with a start date of June 12, 2023 and an end date of July 28, 2023. Pay is $21.49 per hour, with overtime earned after 40 hours in a week.